Advanced Structural Engineering

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


With the advancement of technology, structural engineering, originally part of civil engineering, has emerged as a critical part for many other sectors, from aerospace to renewable energy. Following the Structural Engineering Institute vision for the future, this programme has been designed to be suitable for students from a range of engineering backgrounds, including mechanical, civil, aerospace, automotive and energy.

The MSc Advanced Structural Engineering programme offers a highly flexible curriculum, which allows you to design your course of study to suit your particular needs and interests, based on your academic background and the career sector you are interested in working in after graduation.

This programme is designed to produce a new generation of professionals, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of structural engineering and its applications in a wide range of industrial sectors such as civil and construction, aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, and oil and gas. Students following the civil, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and wind energy paths, in addition to the core courses, select specialist courses in their particular subject area.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (upper second class) Honours degree in Civil, Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Energy or Structural Engineering, or equivalent.

Those with a 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant Engineering discipline may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant industry experience and keen motivation.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

Related job profiles

Landscape Architect


Town and Regional Planning